Department/Division: England North
Location: Middlesbrough, Teeside
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 25 May 2021
Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.
We are looking for a Team Manager for Fostering to join our small developing Service located in the Middlesbrough and North East Area.
The successful applicant will be responsible for service delivery providing leadership and development to a dedicated and aspirational team of Social Workers and support staff.
Dedicated to providing Foster placements that meet the needs of vulnerable children you will be committed to Therapeutic Parenting and able to ensure the child is at the centre of the fostering household. You will lead a team that follows PACE principles through our Homes Model. You will be supported by our robust relationship with Changing Minds our Psychological Support partners.
You will manage a team of three Social workers and be well supported by a capable and caring Business Support function. Your team is one of two in a larger service that also covers Yorkshire and Humber, and you will be a member of the service's senior leadership team with opportunities to support Service Development objectives including training, panel and wider practice development initiatives.
You will work closely with your peers to provide a culture of mutual support and collective responsibility, particularly around service development and Safeguarding.
There is also an on-call rota which you will be required to undertake, 1 night in every 3/4 weeks.
We promote and support agile working within our service to enable everyone to work with a manageable caseload. Fostering experience and knowledge of regulations is essential for this position. Part of the role is to develop and manage multi agency partnerships.
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The way we work
We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.
We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.
For safe and happy childhoods
At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
For any questions about this role, please contact Lynsey Munro in our recruitment team on Lynsey.Munro@actionforchildren.org.uk
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
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